Beside reducing wear and tear on your arm and the boredom of turning and turning and turning a wheel, a power feed can produce a better finish on your parts because it moves the table at a more uniform speed than you probably can. … Read the rest
Jeff Duntemann’s workshop is set up for working on electronics, but he has some good suggestions and ideas that would be useful for a home machine shop.
I heard that putting a shim behind the rack on the column would help by causing it to mesh tighter with the pinion gear in the head.… Read the rest
I recently needed to mill down the thickness of a 7-inch long piece of steel from .25-inches to .20-inches. As the metal became thinner I started getting chatter and a bad finish on the ends because they were not being supported enough by my 3.5-inch wide precision screwless vise and 6-inch parallels.… Read the rest